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Old 06-24-2002, 01:59 PM
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ABCs of Recovery-Game

It's just too quiet. I thought we could play a game.

ABCs of Recovery. I'll start.

A is for our alcohic, who is the focus of our codependency.

A is for awareness-learning the truth about ourselves and our situation.

A is for acceptance-accepting ourselves and our situation.

A is for action-changing ourselves and our situation to make our lives better.

Add an "A" or go on to "B"
 
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B is for Boundaries, which when we set, need to be realistic.

B is for Beauty which we should try to see in everything and everyone.
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I like this game! I can't wait until we get to X!

C is for courage to change. Nothing changes if nothing changes.

C is for caring. Relinquishing control does not mean relinquishing love.
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Old 06-24-2002, 03:12 PM
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Oh goodie.

D is for duck <img border="0" alt="[Devil]" title="" src="graemlins/../graemlins/devil.gif" />

D is for Desparate - how we are without recovery

D is for Dreams - the ones we let go of and the new ones we look forward to as we move ahead.

D is for Discovery - discovering that we really can make it on our own and we will survive.
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E is for...

Elephant in the living room!

Ego-boosting... discovering that you are worthwhile! Spending time with people that acknowledge it!

Exercising. Place the tounge firmly against the roof of the mouth and phonate.... NNNNNN. Now drop the tounge to the floor of the mouth and make an oval with your lips. Phonate OOOOOOO. Now repeat in succession. NnnOoooo! Quicker! NO! NO! NO! Repeat as necessary.
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Old 06-24-2002, 07:02 PM
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Oh Goodie - I was waiting for "F" what is it about that letter?

F is for FUN - You just gotta have some fun in your life or you'll never survive. Fun makes you laugh and feel good and feel happy, and that replaces all the bad stuff we have been feeling.

F is for Future - We now have one worth living.

F is for Fearless - We finallly stop living in fear.

F is for Faith - A trusting that God will look after us every day.

F is for Fat Chance - When A's want to "borrow" money.
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Old 06-24-2002, 08:25 PM
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G is for Get out of my house!
G is for Go to a meeting or get out of my house!
G is for Give me back my $5.00
G is for Get your own toothbrush
G is for Gum doesn't cover up the smell of alcohol
G is for God get me out of this mess
G is for Get to the boards
G is for Get to an alanon meeting
G is for Good people who care about you
G is for Gratitude
 
Old 06-24-2002, 09:58 PM
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H is for HOPE, never give up!
H is for health, our mental and physical
health must come first!
H is for Happy, we CAN make ourselves
happy.
H is for helping ourselves and others
in a positive way.
H is for HUGS!

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Old 06-25-2002, 03:49 AM
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Ok hear goes,

I won't take this anymore!

I am going to do something about how

I am feeling and

I am going to find myself some help because

I am worth it!

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J = Jamboree (celebrate life and freedom)
J = Jesus (for guidance, strength, and CLARITY)
J = Journal (helps keep your sanity)
J = Journey (it could be a long one)
J = Join a support group
J = Just keep telling yourself you can do it!
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K - Keep working a strong program; go to meetings, support groups and this message board
K - Kindness can be found within your support groups
K - Keep your helmet on when your A wants to pick a fight or QUACK
K - Keep busy doing things YOU enjoy
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Old 06-25-2002, 11:14 AM
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L is for...

Laugh!
Love...
Learn

and for pete's sake,
LET GO!
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M is for..

Myself somes first...
Meditation...
Mental stability...
Member of Al-Anon/any Anon...
"Move out, I can't take anymore"...
Maybe, just for today, I will let go...
Memories...
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And a little word from "N"

N is for NO. No I don't have to live like this. No I won't lend you money, bail you out, wipe your nose. No I am not crazy. No I do not believe you. No I won't just wait and wait and wait. No I won't give up MY dreams anymore. NO NO NO NO (gee that feels good )

N is for NOW - Now I can move forward, now I have a recovery program that I will work and work until I kNow what it takes to move ahead.

N is for NEW - New dreams, New life without chaos, New world of serenity and peace.

N is for Nuts and cherries that I like on my banana split treats from Dairy Queen...cause I deserve treats!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Devil]" title="" src="graemlins/../graemlins/devil.gif" />
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O-kay

O is about about

Observing all that goes

On around you today!

O is about

One Day At A Time.

Olives on my pizza when Ward wants

Onions!

One minute at a time!
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Old 06-26-2002, 04:39 PM
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P is for Prayer - sometimes to ask for help, sometimes to say "thank you" but always because there is a Power greater than ourselves who watches over us, if we just get out of His way.

P is for Peace - The serenity kind of peace, that we find when we are still and know that the world is still a beautiful place, afterall.

P is for Posts - Eacb one sharing some part of our soul with others who care and are here for us.

P is for Peanut Buster Parfait - One of the 7 wonders of the world at Dairy Queen and my second favourite <img border="0" alt="[Head Banger]" title="" src="graemlins/../graemlins/banger.gif" />
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Q is for Quiety sneak in the back door cuz he's
home 4 hours late!

oops, wrong game <img border="0" alt="[Coffee]" title="" src="graemlins/../graemlins/coffee.gif" />

Q is for Quiet time to reflect on the progress I've made in my recovery each day (baby steps).
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Old 06-27-2002, 02:38 AM
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Tweetybird - you crack me up .

R - is for RECOVERY <img border="0" alt="[Devil]" title="" src="graemlins/../graemlins/devil.gif" /> ...a wonderful present we give ourselves.

R is for relieved, rested, refreshed, rejoicing, and all the other good "r" things we feel when we work the steps.
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S is for......

Silence, that can sometimes be to quiet...
Sarcasm, that sometimes comes to quickly...
Sorry...
Serenity that I am trying to find...
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Onway! You forgot

SANITY!
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